Degree Master of Arts
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credits 120

Yes. The study programme has been accredited by the Accreditation, Certificationand Quality Assurance Institute ACQUIN and notified to the European Union.

Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements

see admission requirements

Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No

Your Master's degree in Architecture / Environmental Design at the School of Architecture at Hochschule Bremen is oriented towards professional tasks in the fields of planning, design and architecture. Your scientific analysis, creative, spatial-plastic and technical-constructive design and at the same time the flexibility of thinking, the ability to reflect and the ability to develop your own attitudes and conceptions are actively promoted by the modules and lecturers.

In Bremen, the Master's programme thereby follows a concept that also takes into account the context of architecture. Through practical projects related to specific topics, you establish social references, order influences and conditions, interpret and evaluate in order to facilitate decision making and present conceptual proposals.

Career prospects

Context-related architecture is playing an increasingly important role in the interrelationship between a highly mechanised and economised environment and its inhabitants (including building restoration, resource-saving construction, low energy consumption). With its part-time Master's programme in Architecture/Environmental Design, the School of Architecture Bremen focuses on the relationship between architecture and the environment in terms of social and building culture as well as technology and economics.

If you are interested in this profiling and / or believe you can improve your career opportunities in this field, this is the right degree programme for you.

The Master of Arts degree enables admission to the Chambers of Architects in the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany. It also fulfils the requirements of the European Professional Qualifications Directive (Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013) and the UNESCO/UIA Charter for the Education of Architects. It thus qualifies for worldwide recognition as an architect.

Programme structure

Your Master's programme in Architecture / Environmental Design is divided into five modules per semester comprising courses in:

  • Design
  • Advanced project work
  • General sciences
  • Engineering sciences
  • Electives

The content structure takes into account overarching thematic focal points in the following order:

  • 1st Semester - Local and Social Context
  • 2nd Semester - Material and Constructive Context
  • 3rd Semester - Ecological and Economic Context
  • 4th Semester - Thesis


You must choose each specialisation once in the course of your studies:

  • A: Location and Society
  • B: Construction and Economy
  • C: Materials and Ecology


Subject-related, interdisciplinary offerings and key qualifications. At least two elective modules must be completed in the area of subject-related specialisation.

Examination regulations (German)


Generously proportioned workspaces are available to you throughout your studies at the School of Architecture. Here you will be able to work intensively on your projects and discuss them with fellow students. In the context of so-called ‘round table critique’, you will also receive regular suggestions and criticism from your lecturers and professors.

In addition to the workrooms, you also have access to generously equipped workshop and CAD rooms


As part of your studies at the School of Architecture Bremen, you have a wide range of opportunities for short- or long-term stays abroad with one (or more) of our partner universities in other European and non-European countries. This gives you the opportunity to gain international experience, for example within the framework of the Erasmus programme.

Of course, we also welcome international students as guest students at the School of Architecture every semester.


  1. Information

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    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.

Admission requirements

  • Proof of artistic ability by uploading an example of corsework (portfolio).
  • University degree in a programme related to architecture or in a comparable degree programme with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, as well as an average grade of at least 2.5 in the Bachelor's or Diploma degree (ECTS - Grade A-C).
  • Submission of meaningful information about the course of study of the first professional qualification, as far as it is not taken at Hochschule Bremen, usually by means of the Transcript of Records (current certificate of credit points) as well as the Diploma Supplement.
  • The grade of the final thesis of the preceding Bachelor's or Diplom degree programme must be at least 3.0.
  • Proof of at least 10 weeks of qualified professional practice, which must have been completed by the start of the Master's thesis. Students are recommended to complete a one-year practical phase before starting the Master's programme.
  • Tabular resume

Supplementary admission requirements

  • Applicants with an average grade of 2.6 to 2.8 (in the Bachelor's degree or diploma) must provide evidence of at least 9 months of qualified professional practice* for admission.
  • In the case of a grade of 3.3 in the final thesis of the first degree programme, at least 9 months of qualified professional practice* will improve the grade of the final thesis by 0.3.

(*Professional practice is deemed to be qualified if it was carried out after acquiring the first professional qualification and in the same field and level.)


Questions about the study content

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Prof. Katja-Annika Pahl
Entwerfen, Darstellung und Gestaltung
+49 421 5905 2669

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